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“Great place for a hot or rainy afternoon”
Review of Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum
Ranked #28 of 419 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Explore Australia's history and culture. Journey through Melbourn's history and explore stories of people who have migrated from all reaches of the world. From the reasons for making the journey, to the impact on indigenous communities, these stories are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always engaging. Located in the Old Customs House in the heart of the city - an easy walk from Flinders St Station or Southern Cross (or catch the free City Circle Tram).
Melbourne, Australia
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“Great place for a hot or rainy afternoon”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Kids (6-11 yrs) loved it. really interesting to see how Australia has changed and the experiences and challenges faced by those coming here

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“Nice Experience”
Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Great experience to see this museum.
Shows tourist how multi-cultural Australia is. Shows how the modern Australia has evolve with immigrants from different countries. Their contributions, their background and reasons why they chose Australia to be their new home.

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wise_rita
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“Totally Worth Your Time”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Such interesting exhibitions! My personal favorite was Leaving Dublin, individual accounts of Irishmen who have moved to Australia, though I suspect that is only a temporary instillation.

While the topic may sound boring to some, it's really fascinating because the museum tells the personal stories of people who have taken an incredible leap of faith in to the unknown. The artifacts (pieces of luggage that immigrants brought) and interactive activities (sample Australian citizenship test) keep you from just reading, reading, reading the whole time.

And at $10, a great price, too! Plan on spending a minimum 2 hours.

Visited February 2013
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“Educational visit”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

I decided to check out the museum after reading the great reviews on trip advisor and I am so glad that I did. Interesting to learn about the immigrants that come to Australia and how Australia has evolved to be the country it is today. It costs AUD10 to get in and there is a guided tour at 2.30pm but I'm not sure if it is on every day. Best to check the website.

Visited February 2013
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“Outstanding displays.”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Set in the old 19th century Customs House, constructed when public buildings were meant to impress and last forever, this museum offers fascinating explanations of immigration into Australia from the early years to the present. Displays do not shirk from unpleasant racist history and include some very good interactive exhibits on gaining entry and on racism; these seemed very popular with teens and college age students.

Visited February 2013
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